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New Mattapan Health Center Topping-OffMattapan Community Health Center celebrated a milestone in the construction of its new facility with a topping-off ceremony this afternoon. Patients, staff, neighbors and supporters signed a steel beam that was placed... Read more
She posted to a left-leaning blog on Thursday, highlighting her biography and hitting Washington “special interests.” On Friday, she placed a call to Joyce Linehan, a key player in local Democratic politics who has volunteered for Gov. Deval Patrick and... Read more
The Department of Conservation and Recreation announced today that will sponsor a public meeting on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Foley Residences in Mattapan to unveil the proposed alignment of an extension to the Neponset River trail. The... Read more
A Dorchester man with a criminal record stretching across eight pages was arraigned Monday on charges he held up a man inside a Blue Hill Avenue apartment, then shot the victim before fleeing - right into the arms of police, who had arrived to investigate... Read more
Four Boston-based House districts with predominant minority populations will need their boundaries redrawn to capture additional residents and meet new population requirements, the House’s redistricting chief said on Monday. Rep. Michael Moran, chair of... Read more
Attorney General Martha Coakley this week announced a discrimination lawsuit against Peggy O’Neil’s, a Dorchester Avenue bar, accusing the establishment of a “pattern of not allowing customers of color to enter and use the bar.” The pub’s co-owner and... Read more
A man in the back seat of a car on Dorchester Avenue near Fuller Street was shot shortly after 11 p.m., Saturday. Witnesses said the car then speed off inbound on Dorchester Avenue The victim was dropped off at Boston Medical Center about 15 minutes later...
Candidates Night at First Parish ChurchThe Ward 15 and 13 Democratic ward committees will sponsor a candidates night on Thursday, Aug. 18 for the candidates for Boston City Council in Districts 3 and 4. The event will begin with District 3 candidates at 6... Read more
With less than two months until the preliminary city election, Craig Galvin continued to lead the District 3 pack in fund-raising for July, raking in $16,435 for his campaign to replace retiring City Councillor Maureen Feeney. Seven candidates will appear... Read more
Proposed path: A state map shows how the Neponsest Greenway would run through the gas tank site next to Dorchester Bay. Officials from the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will apply for federal stimulus dollars to complete the... Read more
State transportation officials are expected to pour an additional $500,000 into the Mattapan Square MBTA station, which opened in 2009 after $11 million in renovations.The additional renovations were expected to start this fall, but will likely be pushed... Read more
Boston’s weeks-old Hubway bike share program is in full swing, but many local advocates wonder when Dorchester and Mattapan commuters can expect a ride on some of the program’s 600 bicycles. After three years of planning and negotiation, the Hubway system... Read more
After being closed for more than one year, the Mattahunt Community Center pool is now open to the public again. The re-opening follows an effort by Wheelock College to help kickstart the center’s programming back into gear as the school year approaches.... Read more
Last Friday, over 250 Dorchester teens convened at the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center (NSC) cafeteria to commemorate their summer working in the ABCD summer jobs program. The youth workers received their last paychecks for their summer jobs and... Read more
According to data from the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), health centers have been serving as health care homes for more than 40 years, providing continuous primary and preventive care that reduces the risk of new health care... Read more
Two EMTs helped deliver a baby this morning in the back of an ambulance on Freeport Street. The crew from Boston EMS was called to the Keystone Apartments in Dorchester where a woman was reportedly in labor. The ambulance then had to pull off the highway... Read more
Brian WallaceSTATE HOUSE, BOSTON, AUG. 9, 2011…..Former state Rep. Brian Wallace pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning in Suffolk Superior Court to charges that he violated state campaign finance law, setting up a trial next spring against prosecutors from... Read more
Sen. Scott BrownSenator Scott Brown made a scheduled stop at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester's Savin Hill campus on Monday afternoon, touring the busy summertime hangout that draws thousands of neighborhood kids before draining jump shots in a pick... Read more
Police responded to a double shooting around 2 p.m. today near the intersection of Bowdoin Street and Hamilton Street. One victim was found on Bowdoin Street and a second was located a block away on Coleman Street. Information on the identity and... Read more
The Boston Police Department is investigating two shootings on Hamilton Street Thursday afternoon. One victim was found at Bowdoin Street, the other at Coleman Street. Both were transported to local hospitals.

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